Experiential Activities

HDR students can claim credit for participation in experiential, commercialisation, and engagement activities.

  • Experiential activities

    Experiential activities include other learning experiences that enhance the knowledge and skills of a researcher but that are not formally taught, such as attending conferences and the preparation and presentation of materials for conferences, seminars and symposia.

    For a list of eligible experiential activities, download the CaRST Experiential Activities table.

  • Other commercialisation and engagement activities

    Other commericialisation and engagement activities focus on arrangements with external organisations that enable experiential learning related to the HDR. Student participation in this set of activities is used by the Australian Government to measure research end-user engagement.

    For a list of eligible activities, download the CaRST Other Commericialisation and Engagement Activities table.

  • What can't be counted for CaRST credit?

    • Activities completed prior to your candidature start date
    • Activities where you cannot supply required evidence
    • Any activities that you have already claimed CaRST credit for. Activities can only be claimed once.
    • Activities undertaken as part of the normal course of your research/degree e.g. research work, experiments, field studies, literature reviews, and routine research group, lab, or team meetings
    • Activities for which you were paid
    • General work induction activities on internal procedures and policies of the University, e.g. informal training of equipment or software
    • Activities that don't align with the Vitae Researcher Development Framework, are outside the scope of the profession, and unrelated to your career advancement
    • Private study (excluding online courses)
    • Informal mentoring/supervision of another student or researcher